The fake story

There's not a better pretender than the one who reads.

bethrevis:

bethrevis:

Remember those AMAZING portraits of Amy and Elder that Christine Tyler did for the Across the Universe series? I got her to make portraits of the main characters of my next book, The Body Electric, Jack and Ella!

As with the first two portraits, there is a TON of symbolism in these two. Bees and fireflies; trees and waves; torn flags and broken strings; colors and clothing. Seriously: nearly every aspect of these two illustrations holds a very important piece of symbolism relevant to the story. 

Here’s your mission—and a chance to win a complete signed trilogy of my first three books, plus a signed and numbered, limited edition of my new book, The Body Electricplus art cards with these illustrations printed on them! 

  • Examine the portraits of Jack and Ella closely—you can click on them to embiggen.
  • Reblog, tweet, and/or FB with a link describing what you think one thing in the illustration may symbolize. Example: ”I think the knife in Jack’s boot means he’s a soldier!” (If you FB or tweet, make sure you tag me so I see it.)

I will randomly select one winner to receive four signed books. All entries must be posted by midnight on August 1, 2014. Contest open internationally; if you’re younger than 18 years old, you need your parent/guardian’s permission to enter and receive a prize. Prize will be mailed when The Body Electric releases this fall. 

Winner will be announced in my newsletter, along with a cover reveal of The Body Electric and a full description of what each of the symbols in the illustrations actually mean. You can subscribe and see it all delivered in your email inbox!

Get entering! Let me know your guesses of what you think the symbolism in The Body Electric could be & win FOUR SIGNED BOOKS!

Signal boost! And friendly reminder that you need to reblog with your guesses about the pics for it to count! 

I was wondering if the bees in Jack’s portrait might relate to the moons: is Jack a werebee? It would be awesome, I’m serious! Anyway, his attire made me think he could be a kind of rebel, one of those who hadn’t had the chance to get on board of the spaceship.
amandapalmer:

you don’t see things 
as they are

you see things 
as you are

amandapalmer:

you don’t see things
as they are

you see things
as you are

And now you face me, like a man… straight-backed and proud. The way your father died.

(Source: alliargens, via harrypottergif)